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WTL - White River, Wenatchee Basin

Status:   Active - Non-Operational
Site Type: Instream Remote Detection System  |  Organization: Washington Dept. of Fish and Wildlife
General Operational Period: Year Round
Start Date: 7/1/2009 5:00 PM

WTL is a permanent instream PIT tag interrogation site at RKM 2.88 on the White River. The site consists of two rows of antennas, with each row spanning the wetted width of the channel during base flows. Each row consists of six 20-foot PVC antennas, installed in flat-plate configuration. Each antenna is powered by a Biomark IS1001 (ACN) and the ACNs are connected to a Biomark IS1001-MC (MTS). The antennas were built and installed by WDFW. The site is powered by a thermoelectric generator. WTL has remote communication abilities provided by a cellular modem and Campbell Scientific CR1000 datalogger. A submersible pressure transducer and temperature probe sensors are also installed to provide environmental condition data collection.

Current Operations

Last File Loaded: WTL-2021-295-P-00D.xml
Date Last File Loaded: 10/22/2021 5:50 PM
Date Last File Opened: 10/22/2021 12:14 PM
Date Last File Closed: 10/22/2021 4:14 PM
Last Observation Tag: 3DD.0077A33FFD
Last Observation Date: 10/21/2021 5:34 PM
Detection Summary: Last Day's Observations

Contacts

Primary Contact:

Matthew Stilwater
matthew.stilwater@dfw.wa.gov
509-664-3148

Data Steward:

Jay Deason
jay.deason@dfw.wa.gov
509-664-3148 x22

Location

Coordinates: 47.845512, -120.834074  |  River Km: 754.090.003

Operational History

Operational history describes the period the site was interrogating for PIT tags. The comments provide anecdotal information about the operation of the site during this period. Site operational periods are updated typically at the end of the calendar year.

Year Start Date End Date Comments
2021
2020 1/1/2020 12:00 AM 1/1/2021 12:00 AM Start and end dates based on timer tags. See event logs for additional operational information.
2019 1/1/2019 12:00 AM 12/31/2019 12:00 AM Start and end dates based on timer tags.
2018 1/1/2018 12:00 AM 1/1/2019 12:00 AM Start and end dates based on timer tags.
2017 1/1/2017 12:00 AM 1/1/2018 12:00 AM Start and end dates based on timer tags.
2016 1/1/2016 12:00 AM 1/1/2017 12:00 AM
2015 1/1/2015 12:00 AM 1/1/2016 12:00 AM
2014 1/1/2014 12:00 AM 1/1/2015 12:00 AM Site down May 3-5. Site down for 11 hours on May 9.
2013 2/20/2013 12:00 PM 1/1/2014 12:00 AM Many gaps in data collection occurred; see 2013 event log archive for details. Site was changed from a dual Mux configuration to an ACN/MTS system on November 5, but was shut down on November 7 for repairs. Site became fully operational in new configuration on December 12.
2012 1/1/2012 12:00 AM 12/30/2012 6:00 PM Multiple antenna and array outages occurred throughout the year. See 2012 event log for details. Batteries lost power on December 30.
2011 3/4/2011 4:48 PM 1/1/2012 12:00 AM Site operations were spotty until March 25. Upper array down from June 26 - Jul 5. Downstream array buffer overrun caused loss of data from July 25-27. B0 array did not record data from September 1-6. Site down from October 28-November 2. A0 array not functional as of November 2. B0 array lost data from November 23-30. Antenna C2 disconnected or broken on December 20.
2010 3/22/2010 12:00 AM 1/1/2011 12:00 AM Detection data between April 1-9 were lost when the transceiver buffer filled and was overwritten with subsequent detection events. A second, lower, array (C0) began operating on June 14. Due to power issues, there were no data collected between Oct. 16-27 or Nov. 17-22. Power was lost again between Nov. 30 and Dec. 8. The batteries failed between Dec. 17-28.
2009 7/1/2009 5:00 PM 10/26/2009 11:49 AM First year of operation. The site was without power between 8/24 19:47 and 8/27 10:12. The array was shut down at 11:49 on October 26, 2009 until further notice.

Configuration

Configuration metadata includes details about the equipment used at the site to detect and record PIT tags. A new configuration sequence record is created when equipment is added or removed from the site and the period of time it was active. A configuration sequence without an End Date is currently active.

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Start Date:  11/5/2013
End Date:  ----

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Equipment History

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Event Log Summary

This displays the last 25 events, to see the full history, log in to the Dashboard and go to Interrogation Site > Event Logs.

Event Date Event Type Comments
5/6/2021 10:00:00 AM General At interrogation site WTL, on 5/6/2021 at approximately 10:AM, Row # 1 was brought back online.
2/4/2021 11:00:00 AM General At interrogation site WTL, Antenna #7 was plugged back in. All antennas are functioning
4/29/2020 7:13:00 PM SiteDown Due to logistical issues related to the virus response the site ran out of propane. Service has since been resolved. Site was down from 4/29/20 to 5/5/20.
1/30/2020 8:47:00 AM SiteDown At interrogation site WTL on 1/30/2020 at approximately 16:00 pm, site lost power. Site was brought back online on 1/31/2020 at approximately 13:00.
12/2/2019 1:41:18 PM SiteDown Site ran out of propane and was on standby from 11/30/19 at 11:00 to 12/2/19 at 11:00.
9/13/2019 12:00:00 PM General At interrogation site WTL, on 9/13/2017. A dropped PIT Tag was removed from antenna #7.
7/24/2019 12:00:00 PM General Stream bed movement had unplugged antenna 9. An extension was built and antenna was plugged back in. All antennas are connected.
7/15/2019 8:46:08 AM General On 7/8/19 the modem was upgraded to 4G and a BioProbe board was installed to replace the CR1000.
2/4/2019 11:00:00 AM General At interrogation site WTL on 2/4/2019 at approximately 11:00 AM, one twelve volt battery was replaced and orifice on TEG was cleaned. Site is running properly.
7/2/2018 10:00:00 AM General At interrogation site WTL on 7/1/2018 at approximately 11:00 AM, site was brought back online. Cleaned orifice on propane supply line to TEG. Replaced bad battery. All antennas are functioning. Site is fully operational.
12/1/2017 9:06:42 AM General At the WTL interrogation site a log damaged the CANBUS lines and shut off row one on 11-22-17. Both lines were replaced and site was fully functional on 11/30/17 at approximately 12:30.
7/2/2017 4:00:00 AM General At interrogation site WTL on 7/2/2017 at approximately 4:00 AM, site lost power. TEG shut off because propane ran out. On 7/5/2017 at approximately 12:00 PM TEG was powered back up and site is now fully operational.
4/18/2017 11:00:00 AM General At interrogation site WTL on 04/18/2017 at approximately 10:30 AM, the upper row of array was turned back on. A short in the wire to the first ACN was causing the entire row to malfunction. Wire was replaced. All the antennas are functioning and site is fully operational.
2/19/2017 8:00:00 PM General At interrogation site WTL on 2/19/2017 at approximately 20:00 PM, Antenna #7 lost current. On 03/16/2017 at approximately 13:15 PM, Antenna #7 was brought back online. Lower row of array (07-0C) is fully functional, Upper row is not operational at this time.
2/13/2017 3:00:00 PM SiteUp At interrogation site WTL on 02/13/2017 at approximately 3:00PM, propane tank was refilled and TEG was started back up. Site is up and running. Upper row is still out of commission, but lower row 07-0C is operating normally.
2/8/2017 12:00:00 AM SiteDown At interrogation site WTL, on 2/08/2017 at approximately 12:00 AM, site ran out of propane and lost power. Site is inaccessible at this time due to large amounts of snow. We will try and access it as soon as possible to bring it back online.
1/4/2017 1:00:00 PM General At interrogation site WTL prior to 1/4/2017, Antenna #7 was not operational. On 1/4/2017 at approximately 1:00 PM Antenna #7 was brought back online. The lower row of antennas (7-0C) are fully operational. Antennas 01-06 are not operational at this time.
1/3/2017 11:48:52 AM General At the WTL interrogation site, the MTS shut off on 11/26/16 at 09:44. The site was visited and a possible short in CAN BUS line 1 was addressed, the MTS then ran briefly on 11/29/16 from 11:40 to 12:24 at which point it shut off again and could not be turned back on due to a damaged MTS component. The array was down from 11/29/16 at 12:24 to 12/27/16 at 13:15 when a replacement MTS was installed. Only row 2 (antennas 7-0C) is running at this time due to a short in row 1 that cannot be addressed at this time.
11/30/2016 8:38:47 AM SiteDown Interrogation site WTL was down from 11/26/2016 at approximately 09:45 to 11/29/2016 at approximately 11:40. The MTS had shut itself down due to a short in the CANBUS cable, this issue has been resolved.
11/29/2016 12:00:00 PM SiteDown At interrogation site WTL on 11/29/2016 at approximately 12:24 PM, the MTS powered off. This site has not operated since 11/29/2016. We are trouble shooting MTS to try and resolve the issue.
10/27/2016 1:00:00 AM General At interrogation site WTL on 10/27/2016 at approximately 1:44 AM, antennas #7 through 0C lost power due to large log breaking cable. On 11/3/2016 at approximately 12:00 PM antennas #7 through 0C were brought back online. All antennas are functioning and site is fully operational.
9/13/2016 1:00:00 AM General At interrogation site WTL, on 9/13/2016 at approximately 1:00 AM, site lost power. On 9/14/2016 at approximately 11:00 AM, site was brought back online. Site is up and and running and fully operational.
8/22/2016 12:00:00 PM General At interrogation site WTL, on 8/22/2016 at approximately 12:00 PM, a dropped tag was removed from antenna #4. All antennas are functioning properly. Site is fully operational.
6/27/2016 2:00:00 PM General At interrogation site WTL on 6/27/2016 at approximately 2:00 PM, antennas #8 through #12 were plugged back in. All antennas are now working. Site is now fully operational.
6/27/2016 2:00:00 PM General At interrogation site WTL on 6/27/2016 at approximately 2:00 PM, antennas #8 through #12 were plugged back in. All antennas are now working. Site is now fully operational.

Archived Event Logs